nrpe for netapp filer

Sunny Jaisinghani
Trusted Contributor

nrpe for netapp filer

Hello All,

I have come across a netapp filer which is being monitored by nrpe.

NetApp Release 7.0.4: Sun Feb 5 00:31:41 PST 2006

the monitoring is giving me false alerts of ping failure and filer down due to packet loss on some occasions.

I want to tweak this monitoring; but i am totally new to Netapp filers.

I would like to know the steps for nrpe configuration for netapp filer so that i can troubleshoot it and also enable few more nrpe plugins for this filer.

The configuration is already done on this filer by someone else; but i am supposed to maintain and support it.

I have these files present in nagios server

-rw-r--r-- 1 nagios nagios 555 Aug 18 17:08 netapp-nagiosgraph.cfg
-rw-r--r-- 1 nagios nagios 8347 Aug 18 20:05 netapp.cfg

This is the extract from commands.cfg

# Command definitions to monitor Netapp via command line
define command {
command_name check_netapp_env
command_line $USER1$/check_netapp -H $HOSTADDRESS$ -v $ARG1$ -w $ARG2$ -c $ARG3$

define command {
command_name check_netapp_vol
command_line $USER1$/check_netapp -H $HOSTADDRESS$ -v $ARG1$ -w $ARG2$ -c $ARG3$ -o vol

Alexander Chuzhoy
Honored Contributor

Re: nrpe for netapp filer

The mentioned command don't use nrpe.
AFAIR they use SNMP for getting the details.
The ping checking command is not specific to netapp.
I think you should edit the nagios conf for the netapp (ping check in particular) and increase the number of checking retries to detect possible failure.
Sunny Jaisinghani
Trusted Contributor

Re: nrpe for netapp filer

This is PING service defined. What changes should i make to avoid false alarms.

define service{
use local-service ; Name of service template to use
host_name mickey
service_description PING
check_command check_ping!100.0,20%!500.0,60%

Usage:check_ping -H -w ,% -c ,%
[-p packets] [-t timeout] [-4|-6]